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The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
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May 17, 2012

really liked it

Like Ship Breaker this is a can't-stop-reading kind of book. Since it's sci-fi it's a suspend disbelief story, but I found I didn't have to try too hard. The chapters feel real and there is just enough technical detail to make it interesting.
The author is rather unsentimental about his characters so they die left and right.

As a future vision of the US -- plunged I to endless civil war that's regressed the country to third world status -- it's much more believable and interesting than Hunger Games.

I think from now on all my sci-fi experiences will be measured on the Hunger Games scale -- worse: it really stinks, better: I can read it without squirming and feeling like I should be doing more productive things but unable to put it down.

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